Five accept new positions at Tabor

Tabor College has filled five positions in recent days, two in administration and three in academics.

On the administrative side, Rusty Allen, who has worked the past two years as director of resident life and associate athletic director at Tabor College, will be director of admissions, effective Aug. 1.

He will continue to coach women’s varsity basketball.

Allen’s new responsibilities will include supervising all admissions counselors, the campus-visit coordinator and the administrative assistant within the offices for enrollment management.

Allen will work directly with Advantage Marketing, the full-service management and marketing firm hired last year to provide overall direction for recruiting students.

“Rusty has demonstrated passion and vision for growing our student body,” said Larry Nikkel, Tabor president. “I look forward to working with him and the admissions department in our quest for enrollment growth.”

Meanwhile, Pauline Buller of Hillsboro has been appointed administrative assistant to the vice president of academic affairs, effective July 1.

Buller returns to Tabor College after working in the admission office at Bethel College, North Newton. She previously worked 12 years in enrollment management at Tabor.

Three faculty positions have been filled at Tabor as of July 1, according to Howard Keim, vice president of academic affairs.

Adam Wathen of Hillsboro has accepted the position of director of library services.

A graduate of Tabor College and Emporia State University, Wathen most recently served as the technical services librarian in the Tabor College Library.

In the past he has been a graduate teaching assistant, library assistant and assistant professor at Montana State University, Bozeman, Mont., and reference librarian and government publications coordinator at Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.

Holly Swartzendruber of Chicago will be assistant professor of vocal music. After earning her bachelor’s degree from Goshen (Ind.) College, she earned her master’s at Ohio University, then completed her doctoral work of musical arts from the University of Kansas in December 2001.

Swartzendruber has performed in several operatic roles, including Lucia from Britten’s “The Rape of Lucretia” and Susanna from Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.”

In addition to performing soprano solos in various works, she has also taught private voice for nine years. Swartzendruber is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

Pamela Woodman, currently completing her doctorate in clinical psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, Calif., will be an instructor in psychology.

Woodman is a graduate of Augustana College in Alberta, Canada, and the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, Fresno, Calif.

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